Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Freezer Meal Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

by Sheila

Last week I described the process of my Mom and I making our freezer meals.  We are just about out of all the goodies we prepared and are scheduling another workday.  After that post, I did get a number of requests for the actual recipes, which I am happy to share.  This Beef Stroganoff was a real hit with my husband - good flavor and quick and easy to heat and serve. 

The finished product from our freezer meal production workday (see post on 3/20/13 for full description)

Classic Beef Stroganoff
Adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe (Serves 12)

3 pounds beef sirloin steak, sliced ½ inch thick
16 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms (4 cups)
3 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup butter
3 cups beef broth
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup flour
3 cups light sour cream
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine
Egg noodles (we like whole grain from Safeway)

1.       Cut beef across grain into about 1 ½ x ½ inch strips.

2.       Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter in large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender; remove from skillet.

3.       Cook beef in same skillet until brown.  Stir in half the broth, the salt and Worcestershire sauce.  Heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

4.       Stir remaining broth into flour; stir into beef mixture.  Add onion mixture and heat to boiling, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Stir in sour cream and parsley – do not boil. (Parsley may be added fresh when serving, but then you have to be sure to have it on hand).

For freezer storage:  Let cool slightly.  Label quart sized freezer bags with recipe name and date.  Using ladle, spoon into freezer storage bags.  When cooled, lay flat in freezer. 

When ready to eat, thaw ahead and heat in skillet (do not boil), or thaw slightly in microwave first.  Cook egg noodles according to package directions.  Serve over hot noodles.

Beef, onion and mushroom mixture before the addition of the sour cream.




  1. This stroganoff recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe~

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    2. You are welcome. It's an oldie, but a goodie and pretty foolproof, which is important to me. Sheila

  2. I normally buy ready made and straight in the oven.. always thought that my cooking skill would fail me ;) I might give this a shot one of these days :)


  3. This post was a reminder of when I was young. My Mom would cook in a similar fashion. My Dad worked afternoon shifts, sometimes my brother and I had extra-curricular activities etc. Mom, being organized would heat up everyone's dinner when they were able to eat. We didn't have the option of going to restaurants or fast food joints then. It was healthy, and home cooked. Thanks for sharing.

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